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11 December 2016, Sixth Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra-6), Osaka, Japan

Date: 11 December 2016
Location: Osaka, Japan
Deadline: 25 September 2016

Nowadays, there are more paradigms competing in machine translation including statistical (phrase-based, hierarchical and syntax-based), neural-based and rule-based. Each of them has their own advantages and disadvantages which make it worth the research on hybridization, integration and/or combination of approaches. Given that academic and industry perspectives may differ on the opinion of which are the most suitable paradigms, HyTra gives a strong relevance to the participation of both in the workshop. The fact that machine translation is a highly interdisciplinary field (including engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, translators, linguists?), specially in the research of hybridization, enriches the workshop in its discussions, proceedings, invited talks and, even, in one contributed volume published by Springer.

In this edition, HyTRA (in conjunction with COLING 2016) will specially focus on motivating the cooperation and interaction between the different human components, as well as to foster innovation and creativity in the Hybrid Machine Translation research community. That is why we encourage the participation of the different integrating fields (engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, translators, linguists either from academy or industry) to contribute to our special call of shared task proposals.

For more information, see or contact Patrik Lambert at .

HyTra-6 intends to invite work contributions on integrating any type of data-driven and linguistic-based machine translation approaches. Additionally we sollicit proposals for shared tasks relevant to hybrid translation with the potential to be conducted in future editions of the HyTra workshop series. We particularly welcome proposals which motivate the MT industry to participate. Deadline for Paper submission:* September 25th, 2016.

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